Blessed Dominic Catholic Primary School believes children should experience a creative curriculum, and great emphasis is placed on the role of art & design. Art lessons build on prior learning, developing skills, knowledge and understanding and all children will have opportunities to:
· Explore and develop ideas
· Investigate and make art, craft and design
· Evaluate and develop work
· Use their knowledge and understanding
Children from Reception upwards use a sketchbook as part of the curriculum and their role is vital when researching, gathering and exploring ideas. A wide range of materials and resources are experienced such as pencil, paint, pastels, printing, digital technology, textiles, clay and modelling materials, enabling children to make a variety of 2D/3D work on different scales.
The Design & Technology curriculum provides children with an interesting, and fun way to develop their skills in designing and making. Each year group undertakes at least two DT projects each year, which build on prior learning, developing existing skills whilst, introducing new ones. During each project children will engage in activities that enable them to:
· Investigate, dissemble & evaluate products
· Undertake focused practical tasks (to practise skills)
· Design & make products for a purpose and specific audience
· Evaluate their own and others’ work
During the primary curriculum the projects undertaken will cover varied themes as structures, textiles, mechanisms, electrical control & food technology. Children will take part in projects such as designing and making a textiles puppet, controllable vehicle, pneumatically controlled monster, cams moving toy and bread making, to name a few!
All children will use a wide range of tools appropriate to the unit of work and under careful health and safety guidance, whilst learning how to recognise hazards and take appropriate to the unit of work and under careful health and safety guidence, whilst learning how to recognize hazards and take appropiate safety measures.